Ban drivers from using cellphone?

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Ban drivers from using cellphone?

By a 49%-44% margin, Americans support a controversial National Transportation and Safety Board recommendation that vehicle drivers be banned from using cellphones and other personal electronic devices except in emergency situations.

It’s unclear whether any states will implement the NTSB-suggested ban, which also applies to driver hands-free use of cellphones and PDAs.

The elderly most favor the suggested ban, with 60% supporting it and 33% opposing it.

Democrats support the recommended ban 55%-40%, while Republicans oppose it 50%-46%.  Independents support it 48%-41%.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,133 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 15, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

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2 thoughts on “Ban drivers from using cellphone?

  1. Why just those TWO choices?
    why not also this third choice?
    C) Vehicle drivers should be banned from using any personal electronics EXCEPT HANDS-FREE devices

  2. So many people die a year in the U.S from car accidents, and I’m sure a lot of it is because they weren’t paying attention, and talking on the phone. I think it’s safer for everyone to not talk on the phone while driving.

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